Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said Democrats in the House of Representatives will “never” see Donald Trump’s tax returns, despite members on the Ways and Means Committee formally asking the IRS commissioner last week to view six years of his personal and business filings, The Hill reports.
Mulvaney claimed members of the Democratic party “know they are not going to” see the president’s tax returns.
“Nor should they,” Mulvaney claimed on Fox News Sunday. “That’s an issue that was already litigated during the election. Voters knew the president could have given his tax returns. They knew that he didn’t and they elected him anyway.”
“They just want attention on the issue because they don’t want to talk to us about policy,” he added.
In a letter to the Treasury Department, Trump’s lawyer William Consovoy said the release of his returns “would be a gross abuse of power.”
Trump, on several occasions, has claimed he cannot release his tax returns because they’re under audit.